Fortum builds waste-to-energy combined heat and power plant in Sweden

Fortum has taken into use a new unit at the Brista combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Sigtuna, Stockholm.

Production capacity of the new Brista plant unit is 60 MW heat and 20 MW electricity. The annual heat production, about 500 GWh, corresponds to the annual heating needs of about 50,000 mid-sized homes.

The new power plant unit, Brista 2, produces district heat for local residents and electricity for the Nordic power market from sorted municipal and industrial waste.

Brista power plant’s older unit, Brista 1, produces district heat and electricity from biomass. The new power plant unit was inaugurated November 29.

Brista 2 will use 264,555 tons of waste per year, which is equivalent to the amount of municipal waste generated in the Stockholm area.

The estimated annual electricity production of Brista 2 is 140 GWh. Fortum co-owns the plant (85 percent) together with the municipal energy company Sollentuna Energi (15 percent).

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